Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading national engineering, financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance firm concentrating on the development of solar energy systems for the commercial, utility, and public sectors, seeks a Structural Engineer to join our team in the Lowell, MA office.
Teamwork, integrity, a passion for sustainable energy and for generating change is what drives our company’s success. We are seeking highly articulate, motivated, well organized individuals with a focus on continuous improvement to exceed expectations. This position will report directly to Borrego Solar’s Principal Structural Engineer.
About the Position: The Structural Engineer will work with a team of design engineers, project managers, engineering consultants, product vendors, and other structural engineers to evaluate and design structural components of ground, roof, and carport mounted solar PV systems for commercial, municipal, and utility clients. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively and efficiently with a team of internal and external resources in a fast moving environment while managing work load and priorities from multiple projects at different stages or progress – all with a focus on quality in engineering and construction.
Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Develop rooftop and ground mounting solutions for commercial, government and utility solar PV projects • Conduct site visits, as needed, to view existing structures and ongoing construction of PV systems • Assist in evaluating solar racking solutions and provide input and feedback on ideas on reducing integration costs • Analysis of existing steel, wood and concrete structures to determine their structural integrity and ability to support PV systems • Prepare design details and assisting in preparation of contract drawings and estimates • Work with junior Engineers as well as develop and document structural standards and techniques for the company • Perform construction administration activities such as review submittals, response to RFI’s, and develop solutions for unforeseen conditions or deviations from the design.
Desired Qualifications: • Civil / Structural engineering degree (BS minimum) • EIT and/or PE certification • Minimum 2-5 years of experience • Must have experience with relevant building codes and standards including experience with components and cladding, snow loads, snow drift, seismic and wind load calculations • Ability to work independently and effectively with project managers, clients, consulting engineers, design and technical personnel as well as product vendors • Must be open minded, creative and possess the ability to modify and expand theories to find creative solutions within the confines of the codes and design standards • Confidence. Must possess the ability to back code interpretations and mathematically prove design concepts • Ability to derive lean value-engineered solutions with an eye for constructability • The successful candidate must be a high energy, resourceful and organized engineering professional. The ability to multi-task and manage or participate in multiple ongoing projects is a must • Solid written and oral communication skills are a must • Computer proficiency with structural design software and MS Office experience • Passionate about solar energy
Preferred Qualifications: • Project management experience • Product development experience • SE license or ability to achieve SE licensure in the next couple years • AutoCAD experience
Compensation: Borrego Solar’s approach to compensating our employees is unique and progressive. We offer a workplace that is casual, upbeat and hard working. We strive for quality workmanship and place a large emphasis on customer satisfaction and education. We promote from within and are looking for career-minded individuals, looking to advance in the growing solar industry. We offer great pay commensurate with experience along with excellent benefits including:
• Competitive base salary • Potential for bonuses • Comprehensive benefits package including dental, vision, health, life, and disability insurance • Self-managed flexible work schedules and time-off policies • 401(k) plan with company match and immediate vesting • Continuing education and professional development assistance
Borrego Solar provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetics, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal and local laws. In addition to federal law requirements, Borrego complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. EEO M/F/D/V Thank you for considering to join our team! We can’t wait to hear from you.
Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. specializes in commercial and public sector turnkey, grid–connected solar electric systems. With over 25 years of experience and a portfolio of over 1000 solar photovoltaic projects, we are well–established and reliable. Our 3–decade presence in the industry has provided us with the knowledge, experience and analytical tools to accurately predict system production and f...inancial payback. Our proven methods, combined with the integration of the latest technology, ensure our photovoltaic systems deliver the greatest possible return on investment to our customers. With offices in San Diego, Berkeley and Boston, we provide installation and support throughout California and New England.